Sally Wadsworth, one of the tens of thousands of women generically referred to as Rosie The Riveter , cuts some safety wire in the tail gunner’s station in a Vega-built B-17F Flying Fortress bomber in early 1943. Vega Aircraft began as a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Aircraft, but merged with the parent company in late 1941 and absorbed by Lockheed Aircraft in November 1943 Lockheed-Vega built 500 B-17Fs and 2250 B-17Gs under license at its plant
WASP pilot all set to go. Note the top-to-bottom leathers to combat temperatures often hovering around minus 50 Celsius.
The Frank family: Otto, Anne, Edith and Margot.
American Air Force Harlingen, WASP Texas, female pilot ww2 by Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse, via Flickr
On 7 December 1941, USS Maryland (BB-46) was moored inboard of USS Oklahoma (BB-37), and was thus protected by her when Japanese torpedo pla...
During World War II, singer Kate Smith sold $ 600 million in defense bonds. Photo courtesy of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center
Before the modern jumbo jet and its first class suites, the biggest and grandest thing in luxury air travel was the German Zeppelin Airship. Of all the massive Zeppelin's constructed, the most famous was the Hindenburg. The Hindenburg was the first of two "Hindenburg" Class airships constructed